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  • Colorado lawmaker wants to limit Native American mascots

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado public schools that use or plan to use Native American mascots or logos would need to get permission from a panel, or lose state funding, under a proposal a state lawmaker wants to introduce next year. It's an idea that Colorado lawmakers briefly considered in 2010,...

  • Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority backs City for Champions agreement

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday approved a resolution that supports an agreement between the Colorado Economic Development Commission and the city of Colorado Springs regarding the City for Champions tourism initiative. The vote was unanimous; seven of the...

  • Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and...

  • Udall Issues Statement Following President's National Address on Strategy to Confront, Defeat ISIL

    News Services
    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the president's remarks on confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant: "The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is...

  • Colorado Springs City Council nixes recreational marijuana ballot question

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will not ask voters if they want the city to allow recreational marijuana sales, leaving the issue in the hands of citizens who could collect signatures to get the question on the 
ballot. The council voted 6-3 on Tuesday against an April ballot...

  • Five things said Tuesday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Five things said Tuesday during the Colorado Springs City Council meeting: - "We all know that Pickleball is becoming the new hot thing." - Council member Jan Martin, on the proposed 2015 Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax budget. Friends of Pikes Peak Pickleball - a racquet sport -...

  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will outline in an address to the nation Wednesday night an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, possibly including airstrikes in Syria, officials said. The president will also urge Congress to...

  • Colorado politics heat up as summer ends; polls are tight

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    After the doldrums of summer politics have ended, two polls came out this week speculating who has the lead in the close Colorado races for governor and U.S. Senate. Rasmussen Reports - a public opinion media outlet - said its survey of 800 voters in September showed Gov. John...

  • Council cuts Regional Business Alliance from list of proposed recipients for Colorado Springs LART funds

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will send its recommendations for the city's $4.1 million Lodgers, Automobile and Rental Tax fund to the mayor for inclusion in the 2015 city budget. - Pickleball is in. The Regional Business Alliance is out. - The council approved a list of 35 events...

  • Colorado Springs council sets electric rates below what they were before Drake fire

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Come next month, Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see lower rates in their electric bills. - The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lower electric rates by 5.3 percent, which for a typical residential customer is $4.02 a month. The rate decrease comes...

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